We are pleased to provide to members three new resources specifically relating to the State Smoking Ban which goes into effect July 5th throughout the state. All of the following resources are available at the WH&LA Smoking Ban Resource page.
- The WH&LA Smoking Ban Guide for Wisconsin Lodging Properties. This Guide provides all lodging properties with the information needed to comply with the new Smoking Ban Law, as well as implications unique to lodging that you will need to consider and prepare for as a result of the Law
- The WH&LA Smoking Ban Guide – for Smoke-Free Lodging Properties. This version covers just the information that is pertinent to properties that are already “Smoke-Free”. These properties will still have new obligations and considerations under the Smoking Ban Law, so it is important to review this information if you are already Smoke-Free.
- Sample Smoking Ban Signage. With language and a design approved by the Department of Commerce, the entity responsible for rules on signage for the smoking ban, this will inform guests of the new law as well as the penalties and actions the law requires. It is designed to be placed in your lobby area near or at the Front Desk, to ensure guests can see it, in compliance with the new law. The suggested signage is available in full-page, half-page, and quarter-page formats to allow properties to have signs printed in the size you prefer. These signs can also be placed in the sleeping rooms for more specific clarification in addition to the standard no-smoking symbol signage that can be purchased from vendors. (If you are having difficulty printing in the specified sizes, please check your print settings)
In addition, we have updated the WH&LA Member “Rate Card” to now include the new pertinent Smoking Ban language. This includes the other state statutes that should be clearly posted in every room, and can conveniently be copied/printed for the back of your room/unit doors. All rooms/units are required to post their rates in a minimum of 12 point type, which is considered a standard visible type size. That is why the statutes are noted in 12 point type as well, to provide you with properly sized wording for your protection.
You will need your User ID & Password to access the above materials, please contact the WH&LA office for assistance if needed.